Rio Ferdinand – Over-reliance on Dan James shows United are struggling

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Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has noted that clubs early reliance on  Daniel James’ so early on in his Old Trafford career underlines where the club are right now.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his United side are currently going through a rough state and Ferdinand now emphasize on the need for the club to improve.

Ferdinand told talkSPORT: “I don’t think they expected what they got from Daniel James so early on in his Manchester United career.

“He’s probably been their most influential player so far, so what does that say about that squad?

“You’re buying someone from Swansea who was probably brought in as someone who is going to flourish at a later date.

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“But he’s been forced to the forefront as the main man in the team at the moment.

“That really says where Manchester United are at this minute in time.”

Ferdinand however noted that the club needs to improve and should not be heaping blames on anyone.

He added by saying: “I don’t think this is the time for knee-jerk reactions,”.

“When you’re giving someone millions of pounds to spend money on to affect the squad, it doesn’t seem right to change that right away.

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“It’s just throwing another regime out of the window and starting again and that’s happened far too often in recent years because of results and what not.

“There’s been a change in the recruitment, where they’ve brought young, British players into the club, which is a shift from previous years.

“It’s not afforded to many people in the game, but Ole probably needs another window to get more people in, shuffle the pack and get more out.

“It’s only then you can really judge him in my opinion.”

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